Partnerships

2018 Accessible Deer Hunt Participant Photos

The refuge holds an annual Accessible Deer Hunt
for individuals with disabilities in partnership with Options Inc.


The refuge has a special partnership with the non-profit group, Friends of Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which formed in October 2002 to support and enhance the public’s role in fish and wildlife habitat protection. Their goal is to promote public use of the refuge, along with educating visitors about the natural and cultural resources of the area. The group has sponsored events and built facilities on the refuge and represented the refuge at community and county gatherings. They also operate the bookstore in the visitor contact station. To reach a Friends member, please contact the refuge office at 218-768-2402.

Other Partners

Long Lake Conservation Center

MN DNR Fisheries, Aitkin County

MN DNR Wildlife, Aitkin County

Aitkin County

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District

My Options

Lake Minnewawa Sportsmen's Club

Savanna Portage State Park

MN Department of Transportation